Well, it’s Halloween and even though Halloween is not a ‘thing’ in South Africa, I am in currently in NYC it would be downright rude of me to ignore it. So, for your edification and creepy delight – here are five rather fine celebrations of that totally terrifying holiday.
1 Disembowelment: Emily Stonekring says she takes “a lot of artistic liberties” with her sweet dissections of real and imagined creatures.
“I do spend a lot of time researching real anatomical structures, and my guts have evolved over time (they used to be pretty blobby and random). But now, they really look very human, which I have found people tend to gravitate to.” No creature was harmed in the name of science. Find Emily’s creations on Etsy. (All images copyright Emily Stonekring)
2. Dark Dances: If anyone knows how to scare a skeleton into rhythm – it’s Disney. This film, made in 1929, is still bone rattling good.(Film copyright Disney Studios)
3 + 4: Christine McConnell is definitely a fan of all things Horror. I thought her homage to Halloween deserved two separate scream outs.
Monstrous House – after watching the classic 2006 animation, Monster House, McConnell was inspired to transform her parent’s home into the ultimate house of horrors. The whole process took her 12 days to complete – scarily hard work but a screaming success. (via sobadsogood. All images copyright Christine McConnell.)
Ghastly Cakes – she has cooked up some truly horrible specimens over the years. Check out her recipe book here and see her instagram feed for more nasty nicies. (And you can pre-order her book Deceptive Deserts here)
5 Truly a thing of Terror: this short film by the great online creator of real life horror, SA Wardega. Meet the dogantula. Sir, you are the master.
Happy Halloween to you all.